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Amita Arthur & Bond Asahi Shoten Ashizuki CPO Dunhill Namiki Fujii, Yoshitoyo Fukui Hagiya, Katsuhira Hattori, Kintaro Ikeda, Seisuke G. Ikoma Kagawa, Katsuhiro Kawano, Yoshinosuke Komai, Otojiro Komai, Seibei Kuhn & Komor Kumeno, Teitaro Kuroda, Kiichi Kyoto Damascene Mitsui, Yoshio Mitsukoshi Miyamoto Shoko Murakami Toyo Nagata Namikawa, Yasuyuki Nogawa, Noboru Ogurusu Ohayo Okubo Brothers Samurai Shokai Takeda Brothers Uyeda, Kichigoro Yamanaka Yiwangjik

Amita Co. artists: Minai, Torahiko Kanamori, Takeshi

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Yiwangjik Workshop [李王家美術品製作所] (1908-1937)

The predecessor of "Hanseong Art Workshop" established in 1908 by the Great Korean Empire for the purpose of producing traditional art works for the royal household. In 1911, a year after the Japanese Annexation of Korea, it was placed under the jurisdiction of the Government-General of Korea, changing its name to "Yiwangjik Art Workshop". It was located close to Gwanghwamun-dori, a flourishing area in Gyeongseong (Japanese: Keijo, present-day Seoul). The workshop seems to had been producing a wide range of articles, from high-grade luxury products to low-prices goods.

An inlaid box (left) and a bronze vase (right) from the Yiwangjik workshop.
Full images: [box], [vase].

In 1922, the workshop turned itself into "Joseon Art Workshop, Ltd.", producing various goods such as "gold, silver and bronze vessels, lacquer ware with mother-of-pearl inlay decoration and Goryeo-style porcelain", although it is said that it was shut down around 1937 due to financial difficulties.

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